New Zealand's premier resort town is rising above the economic doom and gloom gripping the country.
National's attempts to delay the introduction of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) would only add greater cost to the taxpayers' pocket, says Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Icepak, whose coolstores exploded last month killing one fireman and injuring seven others, had a large amount of flammable gas on site without the required safety certification.
The former head of immigration will be investigated by police over allegations she doctored her curriculum vitae to get senior roles in the public service, including in the powerful Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
A Families Commission study has found children of separated parents are better off if they either see both parents frequently or barely see one parent at all.
Vindicated . . . Relief at last for Margaret and Keith Berryman, of Wanganui, who have been cleared of blame over the 1994 death of a man in a bridge collapse on their former property. They have lost their house and all their money but after a 14-year battle over the responsibility of the death of a man in a bridge collapse, Keith and Margaret Berryman have been cleared of blame.
The National Party would consider wiping Labour's plans for new fuel taxes if it came to power, leader John Key says.
A leading child-abuse doctor says child deaths could be halved by a four-point plan, including medical assessments of all infants reported to Child, Youth and Family.
Teacher Tony McClean prayed with each pupil before sending them into the swollen Mangatepopo River, then tied the last teenager - a disabled boy his mother helped bring to New Zealand for a better life - to his own body and let go.
The Government is considering delaying introduction of part of its emissions trading scheme that would have added 6c to 8c more to the cost of a litre of petrol from next January.
Almost a quarter of serving New Zealand Police officers are unhappy in their jobs and another two-thirds are merely going through the motions, a survey has found.
National has reopened a wide lead over Labour in the Herald DigiPoll survey as pressure builds on the Government to produce a strong Budget to change its fortunes.
Investors in troubled finance company Geneva Finance have overwhelmingly approved a deal to convert some of their debt into shares - and delay repayments.
It was not so much a case of a fish out of water at Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter Underwater World, but rather a close call for a washed-up yellow-bellied sea snake.
A New Zealand Wine Society promotion has been forced to make a hasty retreat after its Anzac theme left a sour taste with some of its customers.
New Zealand Post has defended its new parcel pricing scheme, following an outburst of outrage from online traders.
The caregivers of a 3-year-old toddler who died of ‘‘unexplained head injuries'' are to appear in the Manukau District Court today on P-related drug charges.
A Thai immigrant claims he voluntarily travelled the length of the North Island, and worked after-hours and on Sundays without pay, to finish painting jobs for an MP prosecutors accuse of bribery and corruption.
An Auckland couple have just had 83% wiped off the value of a property after selling in one of the city's best urban precincts.
Getting financially sorted is something in the back of the mind for most New Zealanders but Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan lives and breathes it, for at least three and-a-half days every week.